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2021 - Why did our Personal Property Taxes go up?
Due to shortages in both the new and used vehicle markets, prices have increased for 2021. In Chesapeake, the average assessment of a used car valued by the J. D. Power Official Used Car Guide increased by 15% over 2020. As a consequence, many Citizens may see an increase in their personal property tax bill for 2021. The large price increase also impacted the amount of the Personal Property Tax Relief Credit causing a decrease from 47% to 42%. Chesapeake, as well as all Hampton Roads localities, uses the J. D. Power Official Used Car Guide to determine the assessed value of most vehicles.
2021 - What is the City currently doing to help provide more access to broadband?
Chesapeake is currently working towards a broadband ring called Chesapeake Connect and it is a priority project for the City. A detailed design of the ring is complete. This included coordination with the Southside Network Authority’s design of the regional ring. City staff have been working to develop the specifications for the construction request for proposal. City officials are in active discussions about funding sources for the project. Like many communities, the City is closely analyzing the recently released guidelines for the federal stimulus funds to see if they could be used for the construction of the ring.
2021 - Who can cut back tree limbs near power lines?
This is generally done by Dominion Energy. You can contact them to come take a look at the location in question by calling 866-366-4357 or by placing a request through DominionEnergy.com.
2020 - What can be done regarding the overpopulation of non-migratory Canadian geese that are a nuisance to Chesapeake citizens?
The City of Chesapeake, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Inland Game and Fisheries will not relocate geese. Private companies may relocate the geese by permit only. Contact Virginia Wildlife Services at 804-739-7739 for more information. You can also learn more at the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources website.